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Breakfast & brunch

Breakfast & brunch

Making chapati like profis

East African Chapati for Profis

East African Chapati for Profis is a recipe that shows you basically how to make large quantities of East African Chapati, such as you would need  for parties or for restaurants in relatively little time. It can be quite tiring kneading large amounts of the quite stiff dough, so we shall use a food processor. It is important to read the manufacturers instructions to determine the amount of dough you can mix in one go. We shall use a high performance & powerful Bosch MaxxiMUM, with a 5.4 liter stainless steel bowl, 1600W motor suitable for heavy bread doughs, to mix 2 kilograms of flour with 1 liter of water.

Shakshuka - a popular North African dish

How to Make a Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a popular and easy to make North African dish. There are many ways to make a Shakshuka, yet in  general, it consists of eggs made on fresh and spicy tomato sauce. In addition, Shakshuka is always served in the pan it was made in and complemented with white bread.

Kabalagala banana pancakes made with wheat flour

Wheat Flour Kabalagala Pan Cakes

This is a form of “kabalagala” as a type of Ugandan “banana pan cakes” normally made from apple(?) bananas (local name: ‘ndizzi’) and cassava flour is called, locally. In this version, the cassava flour will be replaced with wheat flour so we have Wheat Flour Kabalagala Pan cakes … Since the specific locally used bananas are not available everywhere, they are substituted with plantains. The rest of the recipe is borrowed from the “normal” kabalagala recipe on this site.

Half cake mandazi

Half Cake Mandazi Recipe

A very lively exchange has been going on for a while at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s00Fq_EkLAM on Aimees mandazi recipe on this site. Some folks say that is not “mandazi” but “kitumbua”, others say it’s “mahamri” and so on. I would like to assume, that “mandazi” is a general name. To be on the safe side, I will call this “half cake mandazi”. I remember during school days, there were very tasty “half cake” you could buy in Jinja town, near the source of the Nile …